DR. JOSEPH FRANCIS BARTLEY OF ROSEBUD, VIC., ADELAIDE AND BROKEN HILL; AND HIS DAUGHTER (KENYA), PARENTS AND IN LAWS.
WHAT A FASCINATING STORY, WHICH WAS DISCOVERED BECAUSE OF ONE WORD, DOON IN ANOTHER FAMILY'S HISTORY, FOR WHICH I WAS COMPILING AN INDEX. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER A BARTLEY FAMILY HISTORY HAS BEEN WRITTEN; IF NOT, I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WILL INSPIRE SOMEBODY TO WRITE ONE.
There is no proof that Dr Bartley's mother, Elizabeth nee Revell was related to Harold Revell who retired to Blairgowrie (not far from Rosebud), but that would be a possibility to explore. Links have not been formatted, as there are so many of them, but articles can be accessed by pasting them into your search bar.
DR.JOSEPH FRANCIS BARTLEY OF DOON, ROSEBUD.
I'd assumed that DOON was the name of a boat when I saw this caption under a photo on page 317 of Suzanne Spunner's LIME IN THE BLOOD: "317. Rosebud foreshore where "Doon" was."
Doon was a house near the Rosebud foreshore formerly owned by a doctor.
THIS IS THE DEATH RECORD OF THE DOCTOR.
BARTLEY Joseph Francis, Death
mother: Elizabeth nee REVELL, father: BARTLEY John
places of birth and death: BENDIGO, MALVERN
89, 1953, 13710/1953
Although his birth and death occurred in Victoria, an application for probate of his will in 1954 indicates that he had been living at 54 Park Terrace, Parkside Adelaide, possibly his son Jack's address, shortly before his death.
Dr Bartley had come to Rosebud some time before the start of 1928* when his daughter Mollie, formerly of Broken Hill, now staying with her father at Doon, Rosebud, was off to the Malay states.
*He was living at Rosebud at least a year earlier.
Why would Dr Bartley have chosen the Peninsula for his retirement? Perhaps for the same reason as Harold Revell who might have been related to his mother.
REVELL ST 167 F3
(Source: Steve Watson, who is not related to the pioneering fishermen.)
This street is named after Harold Revell, who moved to the area in his retirement in 1948. When he was a young man, Harold lived in Poowong and was delivering mail on horseback for his parents who were running the post office there in 1903. Later the family moved to Port Fairy where his mother was the Mayor and Harold worked, until his retirement, as an accountant. The Watson family lived in the area and supplied Harold’s daughter, Ilo Beth, with a husband and Steve was their child. Upon his retirement, Harold moved to Northcote where he served for some years as President of the V.F.A. club, Northcote, at whose ground the champion aboriginal footballer, Doug Nicholls, was the secretary and administrator; he was later knighted and became Governor of South Australia.
Steve Watson recalls rabbiting along St Johns Wood Rd during his holidays on Harold’s property. Harold bought a 1948 M.G. saloon at about the time he settled in Blairgowrie. Its registration number was PF1948 and Harold used to say that PF stood for Port Fairy. He had a mongrel dog called Tiger that would move into the driver’s seat as soon as Harold got out of the car. He was a regular at the Rye and Koonya hotels and Dorothy Houghton, who ran the latter, claimed that the dog used to drive him home.
FORMER MEDICAL OFFICER DIES
Dr. J. F. Bartley, of Rosebud, who died in a Melbourne private hospital last night, aged 89, was chief medical officer at Broken Hill for many years and was well known to members of the 1st AIF as medical officer on transports between Australia and Egypt.
A keen turf patron. Dr.Bartley was several times president of Broken Hill Jockey Club, and raced horses successfully also in Adelaide and Melbourne.
He was a member of Melbourne Cricket Club since 1890.
After Requiem Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 10 a.m. tomorrow, he will be burled In Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton.
Dr. Bartley is survived by his wife, a son. Mr Jack Bartley. of Adelaide, and a daughter. Mrs C. A. Ryan, of Molo, Kenya.
(P.5, The Herald, 3-12-1953.)
OBITUARY OF THE DOCTOR'S MOTHER IN LAW.
OBITUARY OF THE DOCTOR'S MOTHER. She and her husband were early teachers.
How had I never absorbed the fact that Dr.Bartley and his mother in law had presented a flag to Rosebud State School in 1915? Molly, the doctor's only daughter, had danced a Highland Fling at the Patriotic Concert at about the same time.
THE DOCTOR'S WEDDING IN 1898.
HIS BRIDE'S BIRTH RECORD.
FITZGERALD Eleanor Mary, Birth
mother: Margaret nee JEVERS (ievers), father: Edmund Puis (pius)
place of birth: CARL, 1876, 21484/1876
MOLLY'S SON HAD AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE IN THINKING OF NAMES FOR LION CUBS.
The names of the winners are: Terry Ryan, "Doon." Rosebud, who recently arrived in Australia from Kenya Colony, East Africa (home of lions); https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/205316584
MOLLY AND HER HUSBAND LIVED ON THE EQUATOR IN KENYA SO WHY DID THEY NEED A FIRE AT NIGHT?
MOLLY SUPPORTED OUR SERVICEMEN IN W.W.2 AS HER FATHER HAD DONE IN W.W.1.
Extract, Mrs. Ryan has brought her sons, Thaddeus and Terence, to leave them at a boarding school in Melbourne..
Kind Kenya Hostess.
HOW DID I DISCOVER THAT DOON WAS THE NAME OF A HOUSE, NOT A BOAT?
Page 318, LIME IN THE BLOOD, Suzanne Spunner.
As a child during the 1950's Ian ( Ian Gray, the author's husband) spent his summer holidays at Rosebud staying in his grandfather's house on the foreshore close to the jetty. The house, the former doctor's residence, was of dark oiled weatherboard, shrouded in even darker Cypress trees, and appropriately , Ian thought, called 'Doon'.
And here comes a possible connection between the SPUNNER and BARTLEY stories. Suzanne and Ian's son is a DOCTOR at Geelong and told me at the LIME IN THE BLOOD book launch today that one of his colleagues is DR BARTLEY. Another person at the launch, who is going to contact me, has some Bartley information written by a Catholic priest living in New South Wales; all of Dr Bartley's brothers were Catholic priests-Rev. J. C. Bartley, O.F.M. (Sydney), the. Rev. P. S. Bartley, S.M.(New Zealand), the Rev. Gerald
Bartley (New South Wales) as in the doctor's mother's obituary above- and Gerald would very likely be the author of that information.
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Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.